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File #: R-26-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 9/7/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/27/2021 Final action: 9/27/2021
Title: Maritime Task Force "Strategy: Strengthening the Maritime Industry" - For the purpose of adopting the Strategy of the Maritime Task Force.
Sponsors: Gavin Buckley, Fred Paone, Elly Tierney, Sheila Finlayson, Brooks Schandelmeier, Dajuan K. Gay, Rhonda Pindell Charles, Rob Savidge
Attachments: 1. R-26-21 First Reader, 2. R-26-21 Staff Report, 3. R-26-21 Fiscal Impact Note, 4. R-26-21 Maritime Task Force Strategy, 5. R-26-21 PC Findings for Maritime Task Force Strategy_9-2-21
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Maritime Task Force "Strategy: Strengthening the Maritime Industry" - For the purpose of adopting the Strategy of the Maritime Task Force.
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CITY COUNCIL OF THE
City of Annapolis

Resolution 26-21

Introduced by: Mayor Buckley
Co-sponsored by: Alderman Paone, Alderwoman Tierney,
Alderwoman Finlayson, Alderman Schandelmeier, Alderman Gay,
Alderwoman Pindell Charles, Alderman Savidge

A RESOLUTION concerning

Maritime Task Force
"Strategy: Strengthening the Maritime Industry"

FOR the purpose of adopting the Strategy of the Maritime Task Force.


WHEREAS, the Waterfront Maritime Zoning Districts were adopted in 1987 to address the development pressures on the Annapolis Maritime Industry and to preserve the Maritime Industry's presence in Annapolis.

WHEREAS, since 1987, the Annapolis Maritime Industry has evolved and is now confronting new and different challenges that necessitate a recalibration of the City's maritime districts to ensure that Annapolis continues to thrive as a boating center for the Mid-Atlantic.

WHEREAS, Policy 7 of Chapter 3, Land Use and Economic Development, of the 2009 Comprehensive Plan acknowledged "the importance of the Maritime Industry to Annapolis's character, identity, and economy, [and the need to] strive to ensure the Maritime Industry's sustained health and viability."

WHEREAS, on October 12, 2020, the City Council in recognition of Annapolis's unique Maritime Industry that provides 3000 maritime jobs, tremendous training and employment opportunities for the City's youth, and potential for even greater future vitality of our waterfront communities, established the Maritime Task Force to undertake a comprehensive review of the waterfront maritime zoning districts, assess the current and future needs for the industry to continue to prosper, and identify recommendations to strengthen the Maritime Industry.

WHEREAS, the Maritime Task Force was comprised of a wide array of volunteers from maritime industry businesses, mariti...

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